Tag Archives: Decubitus Ulcer Prevention

Decubitus Ulcers Detectable By NASA’s Mars Scanner

April 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

A handheld scanner, built by NASA to detect life on Mars is now being used by doctors to detect a decubitus ulcer before it develops. What is a Decubitus Ulcer? A decubitus ulcer is the medical term for a bed sore or pressure sore. These largely preventable injuries can be stopped by repositioning at-risk patients. […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Requires Policy Changes

Decubitus ulcers are commonly referred to as bed sores. These decubitus wounds form due to patient neglect. Specifically, if a nursing home or hospital patient is left in the same position for too long, their skin will break down and a red spot will develop. This reddened area is known as a Stage 1 decubitus […]

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